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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has confirmed he will assume duties as an Opposition MP while stating that he accepts the results of the parliamentary elections with humility.

The former President who contested at the parliamentary elections as a UPFA candidate from the Kurunegala district, in a statement thanked the voters, activists and the people’s representatives of the UPFA who contributed to the election campaign.

“I thank the voters who placed their confidence in our party despite the unprecedented obstacles that we had to face,” he has noted while adding, “I will continue to engage in politics in keeping with the people’s mandate and I will function within parliament to safeguard the nation and the democratic system.”  


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  • boris Wednesday, 19 August 2015 07:06 PM

    Forget the experiences. But the country needs his wealth. Give us back all the money which you misappropriated.

    Sathsara Mudalige Wednesday, 19 August 2015 07:07 PM

    We respect you as the former president. Your entry to parliament now will be a headache to all democracy loving people. You teach a lot of dirty politics in the home front with hate and division as sinhala, muslim tamil (Koti).You have divided the family into pieces with your selfish crave. Hope the family reunite to drum One Sri Lanka and enjoy the freedom as proud Sri Lankan

    uza Wednesday, 19 August 2015 07:09 PM

    People, I think MR needs to stick around for a few reasons, how interesting was politics during the last year or so? Its because people put in more attention and decided whats right, unlike the traditional election where looters come in different names and go. Now we eagerly look at both parties and point out whats right and wrong! this keeps the crooked politicians at check! Its good for the country and the people! We appoint them and we expect them to work for us! God Bless Sri Lanka!

    Patoolayoo Wednesday, 19 August 2015 07:13 PM

    Do u think ur country is safe place?

    Pls be prepared nowitself Wednesday, 19 August 2015 03:27 PM

    soon there will be a Predeshiya sabah election, so its time for MR to contest there sir. Pls be prepared now itself

    Lanaka Shantha Wednesday, 19 August 2015 07:18 PM

    PM Ranil is going to put an armed-guard next to his chair in the parliament to safe guard his seat.

    Ranil Wijeyesekera Wednesday, 19 August 2015 03:28 PM

    Join the national government. Form a state policy that will continue whoever wins. Disclose files. Admit that you circumvented the law to get results. Disclose your funds received and demand funds received by others and check favours. Judicial action is now possible. The right appointments to the commissions. Depoliticize appointments and promotions.. Adjustment for past injustice.

    OMG Wednesday, 19 August 2015 03:28 PM

    Did the nation had safe and the democratic system in the past 10 years? hik hik hik

    Hussain Wednesday, 19 August 2015 07:32 PM

    Mr. MR should try for the Chief Minister post in UVA next PC election..........

    kamalhot Wednesday, 19 August 2015 03:29 PM

    All the unprecedented obstacles were created by you as we understand. You obstructed the General election completely and you gave a wrong face to this election by contesting as a prime minister candidate, all the people like Gampila took the advantage of that and got through. "Balalun Lawa Kos ata beeweema "

    AYo ammo Wednesday, 19 August 2015 03:30 PM

    In the world political history I haven't heard like this...how can a president can go for lower level position after being a president and completed his years being a president. This clearly shows greedy of power, no dignity or prestige .WORLD MUST BE LAUGHING WITH THIS MOVE

    here istheway to go Wednesday, 19 August 2015 03:32 PM

    so it means now its very easy to take legal action for all corruption did in the past.. because now its a simple MP, can not be labled as real quality of the retired president..So here is the way to go

    Apo tikak wat Lajawak kiyala na ne Wednesday, 19 August 2015 03:33 PM

    Apo tikak wat Lajawak kiyala na ne

    Dileepa Wednesday, 19 August 2015 03:36 PM

    Greatest son of our motherland Hon Mahinda Rajapaksa Country and her people are looking forward for your service in many more years to come. Please do not leave us and we place our trust on you as the only leader who will safeguard our motherland, our nation and our noble religion. May you have the blessings of the noble triple gem

    Statesman Wednesday, 19 August 2015 03:37 PM

    Congratulations Sir and best wishes! The Parliament needs your wealth of experience. We the people should value your continued service to the nation.

    Gaj Wednesday, 19 August 2015 03:39 PM

    He was the president one year ago and now a MP.ridiculous

    Sam Wednesday, 19 August 2015 03:40 PM

    Nice to see that you have given up your PM dream

    Just curious Wednesday, 19 August 2015 05:24 PM

    So are u supposed to get the benifits of a former president plus security or demoted to the benifits of an mp or both???

    santhos Wednesday, 19 August 2015 03:42 PM

    You would loose your victory fame while being MP, respect the verdict

    sachith Wednesday, 19 August 2015 03:43 PM

    You are going to loose your appachi name,if you become a powerless MP

    pls understand Wednesday, 19 August 2015 03:46 PM

    Next predeshiya saba election is waiting

    dul Wednesday, 19 August 2015 03:46 PM

    dont promote racism again and support good governance

    Arjuna Ranawana Wednesday, 19 August 2015 03:47 PM

    come and hung around Conner or canteen. Otherwise will hang you till end of carrier. Now give up political and stay at Walawwa.

    Nilmini Wednesday, 19 August 2015 08:48 PM

    Sir we always with you

    God Father Wednesday, 19 August 2015 03:52 PM

    when someone worked badly with the religion, finally they get the result like this by the God...So that is what he faces now. Hope his astrologers and magician will help to gain the extra power now to face corruption issues ahead

    jayawayway Wednesday, 19 August 2015 05:50 PM

    President --- expected to become -- Pm---> Now MP---Up next is PREDESIYASABA MANDENRI

    samson Wednesday, 19 August 2015 05:51 PM

    A retired IGP rejoins the Police as a constable.

    Venura Wednesday, 19 August 2015 05:52 PM

    Ok then. He has to sever all his immunities and privileges entitled to a retired Executive President and enjoy the benefits of an ordinary MP only.

    People Wednesday, 19 August 2015 04:08 PM

    The Triple-Gem condemns him for all his sins he committed.

    Nimal Tissa Wijetunga Wednesday, 19 August 2015 05:59 PM

    It is indeed great to hear that yourgoodselves continue to be in politics of Sri Lanka. In our view, your very presence is required more than anytime, when Yahapalanaya start deliberations on Devolution of Power and corruption already started with Bond scam in Central Bank.

    Malsha Wednesday, 19 August 2015 04:12 PM

    What an incredibly power hungry dictator we are witnessing!

    Bala Wednesday, 19 August 2015 06:00 PM

    When you say - we place our trust on you - you want to get looted and raped again - and again. Masochist.

    jegan Wednesday, 19 August 2015 04:15 PM

    Yes come. There is lot of question want to ask you by UNP. Than with shameless please contest PC polls.

    Mandy Wednesday, 19 August 2015 06:02 PM

    Please dont give the experience you have in robbing us and abusing power to the new parliamentarians.

    renu Wednesday, 19 August 2015 06:02 PM

    Most Disgraceful brute one can come across. He has lost another 1 million of the supporters this time, but is so avaricious that he wants to hang to any power. It shows his pedigree

    Manoj Wednesday, 19 August 2015 04:20 PM

    This fellow still not learnt a lesson despite defeat. Greedy for power.

    Bala Wednesday, 19 August 2015 06:06 PM

    He wants even lower position to safeguard his cronies and himself from the courts for abuse of power to loot us dry.

    Kingkud Wednesday, 19 August 2015 04:21 PM

    OK we will tell them to make a golden MP throne for you.not chair he he he he hissssss excellency.

    Philip Wednesday, 19 August 2015 04:22 PM

    You are right. If you come to parliament, then let the elected government carry the policies without obstructing.

    CHARLY Wednesday, 19 August 2015 06:08 PM

    Stupid Sri Lankan not even know there was a bank roberry in february to spend for élections.( 60billion rs)

    Philip Wednesday, 19 August 2015 04:23 PM

    You are wrong. He will get together with the crooks from UPFA and try to topple the elected government.

    Bippity Boppity Boo Wednesday, 19 August 2015 04:23 PM

    Ha Ha Ha! It is time for a good "Hoot" when he comes to parliament.

    Ranjith Thursday, 20 August 2015 04:06 PM

    Sir I am appreciate you These is the hour we need you. Thankyou

    OMG Wednesday, 19 August 2015 04:26 PM

    Namal baba is that you commented in the name of Dileepa. hik hik hik

    working perfectly Wednesday, 19 August 2015 04:27 PM

    Pains of the Aluthgama peoplles , prayers, and all now works on him perfectly

    Maya Wednesday, 19 August 2015 06:20 PM

    All MY3 and Ranil got to do is to tell him that he will lose all as former President if he prefer to continue as MP. The reality will sting in!

    lkboy Wednesday, 19 August 2015 04:28 PM

    confirmed. He has no shame.

    Push Thursday, 20 August 2015 10:55 AM

    What a shame????

    AR Wednesday, 19 August 2015 04:31 PM

    Certainly, the country requires your wealth of experience, but please be supportive and constructive.

    acs Thursday, 20 August 2015 04:27 PM

    then u are always stupid.

    Hapuchcha Wednesday, 19 August 2015 03:10 PM

    Time to put a fullstop.

    justicia Wednesday, 19 August 2015 04:40 PM

    AND - also be prepared to face the music when you and your family are hauled up to face charges.

    Alex Wednesday, 19 August 2015 04:40 PM

    This is the character of a humble but a great and a strong leader who is ready to accept even a lower position only for the sake of our country and her nation. It is sad to see some ungrateful people and some morons who cannot comprehend this fact or out of malice keep on throwing mud at him and insulting him a great son that Sri Lanka has ever produced.

    candy Friday, 21 August 2015 03:48 PM

    what you said is perfectly correct. now a simple mp.minus all powers , and prowess. very easy TASK TO BRING TO BOOK. OF THE PAST GLORIOUS HAPPENINGS..

    Bippity Boppity Boo Wednesday, 19 August 2015 04:42 PM

    You have to first get approval from your boss to do so. You have a leader for your party.

    Ryan Hudson Wednesday, 19 August 2015 04:43 PM

    You have to do your duty, thats why you were elected

    Curious Wednesday, 19 August 2015 04:44 PM

    Does he become an ordinary MP ? He should then not be entitled to his perks as an ex-president.

    Mm Wednesday, 19 August 2015 06:45 PM

    There should not be a division amongst people as winners and losers. We should get together as the sons and daughters of our motherland to the task of building a new political culture in this country. - Hon. Ranil W

    Leel Wednesday, 19 August 2015 04:45 PM

    Should not given any presidential previllage but only the presidential security.

    Lanka Watch Wednesday, 19 August 2015 06:55 PM

    MR wants to remain in parliament specially to protest his siblings and rest of the family who are indicted for various offenses. Intimidation of judges, police officers, FCID, bureaucrats of various depts. and bribing will be done from this office. and the President and PM should ensure that officials are protected from harassment if the govt. expects a through and sincere job of work done by the govt. officials.

    Mohan Wednesday, 19 August 2015 07:01 PM

    He must not ask for the Presidents perks and security as an ordinary member of parliament!

    Mevan Thursday, 20 August 2015 11:17 AM

    Shamelessness is bigger than being former President. (Lajja nathikama mahamudalikamata wada lokui)

    Fassey Wednesday, 19 August 2015 04:47 PM

    What a pity. He had the greed and desire to become the PM. Now no chance he is talking about democracy. He is the person who went round disturbing SIL Redhi breaking election law. The country had fallen into the right hands. Hon. President and the Prime Minister will look after the County and the democracy. All what you have to do is lose all the benefits of an Ex President and enjoy the perks of an opposition MP. This what happens to Thanha Aasha.

    de silva Wednesday, 19 August 2015 03:19 PM

    What else to do,but keep in mind to get up when the Hon.,President visits the Parliament.

    boris Wednesday, 19 August 2015 07:02 PM

    I understand this comment as a good joke!


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